Popeye Wrap

You’ll Need

1 handful Spinach

1/2 avocado

1 tablespoon hummus

drizzle olive oil

1/4 lemon for juicing

diced tomatoes 

Now What

mash avocado 

combine with hummus

combine lemon juice & olive oil

spread mash on wrap

squeeze juice on spinach

wrap up

top with diced tomatoes

Avocado Toast

You’ll Need

1/4 avocado

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 shake hot sauce

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

fresh black pepper

1/4 lemon to juice

Now What

toast bread

spread tomato paste on toast

squeeze lemon 

top with fresh black pepper

Candied Sweet Potato Fries

You’ll Need

1 sweet potato

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup coconut oil

sea salt

Now What

Slice potato

mix oil & syrup. 

dip potatoes

sprinkle with sea salt

bake at 350 for 30 minutes

Enjoy!

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Reasons Why I’m a Member of the Sacred Order of the Dollar Tree of Life:

  1. Decorative Crow from Dollar Tree — $1
  2. Lodge 1-Pint Country Kettle from Amazon — Currently $12.59 + Shipping (I paid $13.99)
  3. Dupioni Silk Fat Quarter from Etsy — Currently $4.25 + Shipping (I paid $3.50 + Shipping)
  4. Glass Prayer Candles from Dollar Tree — $1 Each
  5. Red and Orange Glass Vases from Dollar Tree — $1 Each
  6. Glass from Dollar Tree — $1
  7. Drawer Shelf from Texas Thrift — Less than $4
  8. Crystal Pumpkin from Tuesday Morning — $20
  9. Glass Jar from Dollar Tree — $1
  10. Plate Stand from Tuesday Morning — $4
  11. Marble Mortar and Pestle from Ross — $7
  12. Brass Candle Holder from Goodwill — $0.49
  13. Black Bowl from Dollar Tree — $1
  14. Clear and Red Glass Lanterns from Dollar Tree — $1 Each
  15. Buttons from Tuesday Morning — $3 for Assorted Jar
  16. Glass Bowl from Dollar Tree — $1
  17. Red Leaf Fat Quarter from Tuesday Morning — $4 for an Assorted Package

(if i got the numbering wrong on those forgive me, i’m actually half asleep)

The most expensive thing on my altar was $20. And admittedly, it was originally $60, but I bought it from a discount store, because if I don’t see “Compare At —-” on the price tag I start to sweat. (I didn’t list the book but it came from Half Price Books.)

Even the Apollo bust I eventually added was from an outlet store, on sale for $9.99. Which makes it the third most expensive thing on my altar now, for the record.

Top 25 questions to ask yourself about your relationship.

Rate each question 1 - 5.


1.       Safety.

Are there things your partner says or does that injure your spirit?

1 =   My partner opens up my chest and shoots arrows into the core of my being

5 =  Even when things are not perfect, I still feel fundamentally safe and loved

2.       Needs- your part.

Are you in touch with your emotional needs and think enough of yourself to express them?

1 =  I hold things in and exist in the relationship behind a secret wall of resentment

5 = The relationship stems from us knowing what we require to be happy and providing it for each other

3.       Needs- their part.

Does your partner show you that they value you by honoring your needs? Or do they steamroller you and put their own needs first?

1 =  What I need does not carry much weight in this relationship

5 = My relationship is so satisfying it has become a main source of fuel in my life

4.       Blueprints.

If you were to define what you want love to look and feel like regardless of everything you know to be true, and practicality and logic, how closely does the love you have now match this picture?

1 =  Two pictures couldn’t be any more different

5 =  Almost exactly

5.       Patterns.

Sometimes our definition of love is based on what we learned growing up, not what is best for us as individuals. Does your relationship mimic unhealthy historical patterns in your family?

1 = The answer to this question is frightening

5 =  I broke the patterns I saw within my family and found a relationship where my heart is free from all of that

6.      Desires.

I have secret dreams, desires, cravings, fantasies. If I let my partner in on them, they would:

1 = Condemn me, not be able to relate, ignore me or shut me down.

5 = Come to life at the thought of these notions and embark on a memorable adventure

7.       Threshold of pain.

We all have an level of pain that we accept, some people accept being in pain all the time, some not at all. Whatever your threshold is, is what you end up with. I feel pain within my relationship:

1 =  Love is pain. Offspring said it best, “the more you suffer the more it shows you really care.”

5 =  It is just an occasional passing clod that reminds me how bright the sun is

8.       Center of gravity.

1 = The relationship is unbalanced. I revolve around my partners needs and lifestyle

5 =  We each have our own center of gravity but our orbits are in sync

9.       Vulnerability.

When I reveal something to my partner that is difficult:

1 = They are reactive

5 =  They realize how much courage it took, they put their own ego and reactions aside and create a safe space for me to express myself

10.   Home.

Not the physical space.   The emotion space created.  Do you see home in their eyes?  What does home feel like for you?

1 =  Like a cheap motel room with scratchy sheets

5 =  Total refuge. My tension melts away and the world just feels right

11.   Uniqueness.

There are qualities in my partner that I see:

1 = Are generic and replaceable

5 =  I didn’t know existed in real people and I doubt I could replace

12.   Wholeness.

There are things about my partner that aggravate the sh*t out of me

1 =  I fantasize about being alone frequently

5 =  I see them as a whole person and I love how their weaknesses are also strengths in other application

13.   Growth.

Over time, our love has changed:

1 =  It is now full of weeds and traps

5 =   It has grown into something more alive and beautiful than ever before

14.   Intimacy.

Sex is:   

1 =  A thought that exhausts me and secretly turns my stomach

5 =  An act of celebrating all of things you they are to you

15.   Gut feeling.

Things look amazing on paper, but secretly I have this nagging feeling that something just isn’t right or something is missing.

1 = Yes but I tell that voice to shut up because logically I should love this person

5 =  Nope. My heart is 100% on board with this person

16.   Synergy.

We have a strong friendship, we are a team, we are moving in the same overall directions and because of this we feed off each others energy .

1 = Our energies fight and drain each other

5 =  Life seems brighter and easier with my partner in my life

17.   Connection.

We have a bond that is:

1 = So cool, we like all the same music and sports teams

5 = Rare and deep and really beyond words

18.   Chemistry.

1 = They are good for me. They are a great person. There must be something wrong with me that I don’t feel amazing fireworks.

5 =  There’s something electric in the air between us

19.   Expression:

I say “I love you” because:

1 =  It is expected of me

5 =  My heart is bursting with feelings that I can’t contain

20.   Forgiveness.

There are things that have happened that we haven’t completely forgiven each other for.

1 =  It is impossible to forgive when the stuff that hurt me is still happening

5 =  But I see how ultimately these things helped us understand each other better and strengthened our bond

21.   Reciprocity.

Relationships with a one-way flow become draining and boring.

1 = There is clearly one of us who wears the mentor hat

5 =  There is an even exchange in the ability to inspire, comfort, and broaden perspectives in each other

22.   Support.

I am able to do things in life that I wouldn’t be able to do otherwise because of the support of my partner

1 =  They feel like dead weight, I could go further alone

5 = My partner is an integral part of my growth and success

23.   The fit.

Sometimes we talk ourselves into things because they go together logically. If my relationship were a jig saw puzzle:

1 =  Sometimes the tooling is a bit off and we have to slam the picture with our fists to make the pieces fit together

5 = The pieces are laser cut and slip together effortlessly which in turn makes the picture more impactful

24.   Magic.

When I think about our collision, the beginnings of our relationship, the growth of it, and all our experiences

1 = It’s a pretty standard love story

5 = I am amazed at how exactly what I needed was sent into my life at exactly the right time

25.   If you truly believed you were an amazing, attractive, wonderful,  rare, special person, would you be in this relationship?

1=  No. I guess I’m in it because it fits what I think of myself.

5 =  Without a doubt

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Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Ingredients:

~2 cups flour

~1 teaspoon baking powder

~1 teaspoon baking soda

~1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

~1/2 teaspoon salt

~1/2 cup butter, softened

~1 cup brown sugar

~1 large egg, lightly beaten

~1 cup cooked pumpkin puree

~1 teaspoon vanilla extract

~Cream Cheese frosting (homemade or store bought)

Directions:

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Midnight Wolf vs Abominable Snowman!
read it on the AO3 at http://ift.tt/1mcJKdg

by KuriKuri

Derek almost makes the mistake of saying, It’s not fanart, but he manages to catch himself, biting his tongue. This stranger, who’s already identified himself as at least a casual fan of Midnight Wolf, doesn’t need to know that he actually is the artist and author, not just another fan.

Words: 10801, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English



read it on the AO3 at http://ift.tt/1mcJKdg
"Ghosts of the Past" Egobang, former Egotron

NAME: Ghosts of the Past

CHAPTER: 1/1

PAIRINGS: Egobang, Egotron (former)

SUMMARY: A filled commission. After two years of being Not-So-Grump, Danny wants to get to the bottom of why he ever was asked to do it in the first place. The answer may not be exactly what he was looking for, and where they seem to be leading may be more than he can handle right now.

RATING: T (profanity, a bit of snogging, all that fun stuff).

WARNINGS: I was explicitly asked not to villainize Jon in this story, so if that doesn’t suit your fancy due to recent events please avoid this story! <3 An anxiety attack is also present here.

WORD COUNT: 12,860.

AO3 Cross Post: [x]

Look, Danny’s never been one for conflict. He’s a simple guy. Always has been. He accepts what’s handed to him, doesn’t ask too many questions, probably trusts people a hell of a lot more than he ever should. There’s a good base to them all, he decides, and they all deserve respect, yeah? What you yourself hate, do to no man and all that jazz.

For example, Danny liked Jon. Met him a few times when he and Ross were gearing up to do Steam Train, brushed shoulders with him when his friendship with Arin was first starting, even filmed a music video with him. Knew that they were going to be colleagues for a hella long time.

And so when Arin sat Danny down one day, eyes on the floor, hands knit together so tightly that his knuckles were white, and said that Jon was stepping back to focus on his own work, that he needed to know if Danny was up for becoming a full-fledged Grump, was he shocked? Yeah. He hadn’t seen it coming, though maybe he just didn’t know Jon well enough to see it. It’d only been a few months, after all.

It was actually kind of funny how absolutely no one in the entire Grumps franchise wanted to talk about Jon. Like…he was gone in three seconds, and it was like he’d never existed.

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☆ 1 Episode, 1 Song ☆
          ☆A Skye-Centric AoS Countdown ☆
                    ☆ S01E016: The End of the Beginning | feat. Strip Me by Natasha                                      Bedingfield ☆

Fan Art Contest Winners 9/16

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09/16-Best Group (awarded to the best submission that features multiple KBTBB characters, 1 winner & 1 honorable mention)

  1. k-i-r-y-u (First Place)
  2. midknightlife (Honorable Mention)

09/17-Grand Prize (awarded to the best submission, 1 winner & 1 honorable mention)

*if your art is featured as a winner or as Honorable Mention, please email: community@voltage-ent.com  your name, mailing address, which submission you submitted, and your favorite KBTBB character. We will be sending you a surprise.

We will be sending prizes to winners who have provided their mailing address. If you have not done so already, please send us your mailing address!

SURVEY Results: Which EXO member's birthday party would you like to be a guest at the most?

If you were to be on an EXCLUSIVE GUEST LIST for an EXO member’s birthday, who would you pick? :D

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SUHO - 0

BAEKHYUN - 1

SEHUN - 3

KAI - 3

D.O - 4

CHANYEOL - 2

TAO - 11

KRIS - 7

LUHAN - 1

LAY - 2

XIUMIN - 1

CHEN - 5

THE WINNER IS TAO!

I can definitely see Tao’s birthday party being a really fun time! After all, he really loves cake :P As long as it didn’t take place in a jungle or in a haunted house he’d have an awesome time :P

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Thanks for voting!

-Admin Melissa

I'll Keep You Safe (Now Shut Up and Get Inside Me)
read it on the AO3 at http://ift.tt/1skCQzs

by birdie7272

Dean and Cas get stuck in the basement during a tornado and find a way to pass the time.

PWP. Kinda OOC but this is shameless smut, with a tornado. Destiel. Teen!Au.

Words: 9870, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English



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Midnight Wolf vs Abominable Snowman!

by KuriKuri

Derek almost makes the mistake of saying, It’s not fanart, but he manages to catch himself, biting his tongue. This stranger, who’s already identified himself as at least a casual fan of Midnight Wolf, doesn’t need to know that he actually is the artist and author, not just another fan.

Words: 10801, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

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1 Step Forward, 1 Step Back

Had a little breakdown on my mom’s shoulder today. Watching my entire life go up in smoke is so hard to deal with. God, this is so hard. I don’t have a place to call my own, I’m moving back with my parents, someone who I loved and trusted apparently didn’t love me, I lost my routine, my friends are far away, I don’t have a job. Oh my god, I hope I blackout this phase of my life right now because everything is so dark. 

The good news, I think I’m getting closer to the angry phase. I can’t believe that he would do this to me at a time when I don’t have my own apartment, when my friends are out of town, when I don’t have a job, when I was just starting to build up new friendships and get settled. I mean, who does that? And who does that someone who they love? It makes me so mad. I would never be so cruel and inconsiderate. We didn’t have to get married. I had some doubts of my own too. But we should have talked about it! I should have been part of the conversation! At least then this wouldn’t happen at the worst possible time.

Low point of life: last week and this week. It can only go up from here, right?

In other news, San Francisco is happening. I need something to look forward to. And I’m not the type of girl to sit around and mope. Send me your friends, send me your contacts, and send me any law job leads! 

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